Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Review: Lahkoni

LakhoniLakhoni by Jared Garrett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hold on to your butts, folks! Lakhoni has it all: Courage, action, mystery, vengeance, angst, and edge-of-your-seat suspense!

Open on Lahkoni, injured and assumed deceased, in the middle of the devastation of his home village. Alronna, his sister, has been taken by the perpetrators. Drawing from the courage and strength just building inside him, Lahkoni must take a journey of adventure, danger, intrigue and revenge. The genre this book would best fit into is a hero’s journey.

Heads up: this is not the happily ever after you might want - this does have a cliff hanger ending, in preparation for the next book. So don’t be upset - I warned you!

As I don’t like to spoil anything, I’ll just tell you about Lahkoni. He is spirited, loving, passionate and young. But he is also endowed with a private reserve of strength, tenacity and will to go on. Every obstacle he encounters is met with the same tenacity and courage. One would be hard put to not like this hero.

I also loved Shimra - the village healer’s daughter who Lahkoni develops a fancy for. I do hope she is in the next installment!

Only negatives: The setting is not specifically explained, but the villages are “primitive” and I pictured it somewhere in early central Americas. And also, this was not my normal book genre, but I wanted to try it out.

Audience: Young adults, adults who like adventures, fans of vengeance stories and plot twists.

Note: I received this product free of charge in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review: Stories of Love and Weight

Stories of Love and Weight by Adi Tsin Ben-Nun

As a curvy woman who struggles with her own self worth and body image, I came into this book with hope of confidence building. And I wasn’t disappointed.

This book is a collection of stories about how people can view themselves in everyday life. It talks of how weight warps the self image, and can cause failure and pain. I found it insightful and could easily see myself in the shoes of storytellers.

Sometimes, this even touched a nerve, but I powered through and ultimately gained the power behind the message: you are not alone. And the additional, empowering message - we can get through this.

I recommend this for any person struggling with body image and in need of support. I also recommend it for anyone with a loved one who suffers from these issues.

Note: I received this product free of charge in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

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